The emergence of the latest processors from Intel with the codename Ivy Bridge has long been awaited. Along with that ASUS launched a new motherboard that supports the Ivy Bridge. ASUS Maximus V GENE becomes the first motherboards from ASUS that use the Z77 socket.
On the rear panel, ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE provides four USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0, an optical S/PDIF, one HDMI port, a single Intel Gigabyte LAN, and six audio jacks.
For business audio, ASUS Maximus V GENE using technology flagship SupremeFX III that will pamper and provide the best audio experience.
Just like another ROG series motherboard, ASUS Maximus V GENE also provides a ROG Connect port so you can monitor the condition of the system by using your notebook.
On its board clear CMOS button was not found because the position has been moved to the rear, making it easier when to clear CMOS into the casing.
Interesting and different, ASUS Maximus V GENE provides an additional Mini-PCI-E Combo Card. On one side like a Mini-PCI-E slot.
On the other side of the slot mSATA, therefore it’s called a Combo Card.
The heatsink looks strong and will reduce heat well on its PWM part.
Z77 socket still uses the LGA 1155 socket, the same socket used by Intel Sandy Bridge P67 and Z68 socket. The difference Z77 socket has been optimized for new processors paired with “Ivy Bridge”
The sales package quite complete and meets the necessary requirements. In addition, in the sales package, this motherboard provides a door hanger so that other people will not bother you while you concentrate on gameplay.